With a series of newly commissioned works by 14 artists living in the insular Caribbean and engaging future time through personal experiences, collective memories, and historical legacies, “The Other Side of Now: Foresight in Contemporary Caribbean Art” is a thematic group exhibition centered on the question, “what might a Caribbean future look like?”
The exhibition tries to think beyond the narratives of catastrophe that continue to frame the region, conceptualised as both a complex spatial configuration and a temporal formation, in terms of then and now. The presented artists illuminate ideas of survival, community, self-acceptance, environmental rights and creative resourcefulness as central to the challenge of imaging trajectories for the Caribbean in paintings, installation, videos, and sculptures.
- Deborah Jack. water between us remembers, so we wear our history on our skin, long for a sea-bath and hope the salt will cure what ails us, 2016. Courtesy the artist.